Capella Adds Senior Executives
Chief financial officer and executive vice president of sales and marketing complete team
SAN JOSE, CA – March 16, 2010 –Capella, Inc., a privately-held firm selling optical switching subsystems, today announced that it has appointed Rafael Torres as chief financial officer and Byron Trop as executive vice president of sales and marketing.
Mr. Torres joins Capella from Power Integrations Inc., where he scaled the company’s revenue to over $200 million and market capitalization to $1 billion. Mr. Torres also was CFO for PLX Technology, Inc. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University.
Mr. Trop joins Capella from Santur Corporation where he built sales from zero to become the largest tunable laser company in the world. Prior to Santur, Mr. Trop was head of sales for Bookham Technology, now Oclaro, Inc., where he grew revenue ten-fold in 4 years. Mr. Trop is a graduate of The US Naval Academy and has an MBA from the University of Colorado.
“These two appointments are timely as we position Capella for aggressive growth,” said Larry Schwerin, chief executive officer. “I am thrilled to have such experienced executives join the team at this exciting period for the company,” he added.
Capella is the industry leader for wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM) and optical cross connect (OXC) applications for high speed communications networks.
About Capella Intelligent Subsystems
Capella is the industry leader of wavelength selective switch (WSS) technology for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADM) and optical cross connect (OXC) applications. Capella's patented CRx® and WavePath® products provide the best performing WSS on the market offering dynamic, remote reconfigurability with fully integrated optical channel monitoring (OCM) for simplifying network operations and planning, while dramatically reducing costs. Capella's products are used in both metro and long haul applications. Founded in 2000, Capella is a privately-held company located in San Jose, California. For more information, go to www.capellainc.com.